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The Beautiful Logo and Lettering Design of Tony Forster


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The Beautiful Logo and Lettering Design of Tony Forster

Found the above Promotional Poster-1977 on Tumblr the other idea, and it was a good reminder of the late and super talented, Tony Forster (1941—2008).

It's not a name that often rings many bells, and I can't even locate a Wikipedia page, which is a real shame.

However, you're likely to have some of his Forster's work, even if you didn't know the designer behind it.

My search for Tony Forster did uncover a Behance page: Tony Forster—The Fred Astaire of Letters, set-up by David Quay, who knew Tony very well.

David writes: "Tony Forster was my lettering sparing partner. He lived in Tyldesley outside Manchester and was a few years older than me. I looked up to him and he always inspired me, in fact he was far better than me. Of all the lettering designers around at the time: DiSpigna, Carnase, Larcher, Rousselot, Grimshaw, for me he outshone all of us. Unfortunately he died aged 57, far too young, as did his younger friend Paul Grimshaw who died before him. I always think of Tony as the Fred Astaire of letters, he could tango, waltz, boogie-woogie, lindy-hop, fox-trot with his pen. He is is the unsung hero of graphic design.

Tony Forster was born in 1941 in Warrington, Lancashire. He didn’t have any formal design education, but started work at sixteen as a junior designer at Artel Studios in Manchester. He had a long association with Keith Murgatroyd, forming FC & M Design Partnership with him and Wendy Conibear in 1976 and becoming a director of Royle/Murgatroyd Design Associates in 1980. He went on to work as creative director at Drawing Board in Manchester until 1995, and was also very committed to education and taught for many years at Bolton In 1997 he reformed his design practice, working from a studio in his house in Tyldesley, Manchester.

The work of Tony's that I will slowly add below are enhanced from very faded photostats that Tony sent me up to 40 years ago, hence a certain loss of line quality or blackness.

 

Here are some of the lettering and logo work from Tony's talented hands.

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Sheet Metal Mars Poster Using Rust – Screen Printed by Barry Abrams


This Sheet Metal Mars Poster, screen printed by Barry Abrams, using actual rust to create the martian landscape, has well and truly blow my socks off.

It's been a some time since I've seen anything: so beautiful, so creative, so raw, so traditional and imaginative.

Of all the places to find this amazing Sheet Metal Mars Poster, Imgur wasn't really the first place that sprang to mind. I'm trying to find Barry's website, so I can link accordingly.

In the meantime, Barry has not only provided this finished photograph of the Mars Poster, but he's also documented the entire process, from start to finish, in photographs and also a video. I've just posted a few of them below…

This chap is seriously inspiring.

Please please do visit his Imgur Post: Rusting Sheet Metal for a Mars Print, check out his photographs and leave him a comment. There's also a Reddit thread for the same: https://www.reddit.com/

Sheet Metal Mars Poster Using Rust - Screen Printed by Barry Abrams

Mars Poster Printed on Sheet Metal with Rust by Barry Abrams

Mars Poster Printed on Sheet Metal with Rust by Barry Abrams

Mars Poster Printed on Sheet Metal with Rust by Barry Abrams

Mars Poster Printed on Sheet Metal with Rust by Barry Abrams



Brand Currency: If BIG Brands had their own Bank Notes by Jade Dalloul


As part of her Art Graduation Work, Jade Dalloul took it upon herself to design Brand Currency, for some of the worlds biggest brands.

Given the monumental growth and power of some companies, and the people running them, like: Amazon, Apple, Tesla, etc, it's not too far fetched an idea to think they might one day become 'more than a company', but an actual state, or heck, even running the world even…

Well, maybe a little far fetched, but not completely impossible given the state of the world and some of the larger countries, or more specifically, their leadership.

Anywho, back to Jade's branding project. Pop over to her portfolio, and check out the rest of the Brand Currency examples…

Link found via http://underelevate.com

Brand Currency: Designed by Jade Dalloul

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brand currency designed by jade dalloul

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Brand Currency: For few decades, we were told that State has to be modernized. The Welfare state is exhausted in front of the crisis, and the economic mutation, the idea of its poor management has grown. With the rise to power of companies’ directors, the step is taken.

What would happen if companies become States? In this case, could companies issue their own currency?

Therefore I took brand’s missions statements as if they were states Mottos, used the picture of companies’ founder as if they were intellectual and political figures, and displayed up strong brand icons the same way regimes had highlighted ideologies. Doing so, I also tried to root legitimacy of these brands in putting places related to their history, like the first gas pump for Shell, or the new Apple campus.

I have also imagined this currency with worldwide influences, displaying both vertical and horizontal reading directions, the same way the Venezuelan bolivar and Swiss franc do.

Eventually I chose the uniform scale derived from the US dollar bill for all units and used the same ratio width/height originally found in the Euro.

I have as well make sure to respect the raster process and the complexity against counterfeiting.

 

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Submit Your Business Brand Logo For Part 18 of Logo Design Round-Up


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Submit Your Business Brand Logo For Part 18 of Logo Design Round-Up

 

A while back I ran a series of 17 posts, that collected and displayed your Business Brand Logo; a show and tell of how your brand logo came to be.

I would now like to collect your business brand logo, for Part 18 & 19 of: Logo Design Round-Up – How Designers Brand Themselves. They're may not be enough interest this time round, to warrant giving this another go, but let us see…

What I am after are the logo designs that you use to brand your own: freelance, self-employed, studio, agency, company business, etc.

What This Collection of Business Logo Designs Is Not

This is not a competition, it's not a best of, it's not a who has the best logo, nor is it a collection of logos that I have chosen.

The logo designs you see, are kindly supplied by those that wanted to be part of this series.

 

How to Take Part in this Logo Design Round-up

If you are interested in taking part in this series, then there are a few guidelines to follow.

To help you see what has been submitted before, here is Part 16 which should give you an idea of what previous designers' did write etc.

Your Business Brand Logo Description

This is a chance for you to provide some insight into your own logo design: How did you come up with the idea? How long did it take? Was it hard or quite easy? Where did the inspiration come from? What fonts did you use? Is there a corporate colour palette?

If you have a tagline, then feel free to write about how you came up with that as well.

Use this as an opportunity to put your own logo design into context, as well as getting some exposure for yourself.

Please feel free to write as much as you want.

I am not looking for brevity, quite the opposite. In my experience, people do enjoy reading the design and thought processes involved with a logo design.

2 to 3 paragraphs is usual, but some people have provided 5-10 paragraphs, which is a good amount of text.

Personal Details

Please supply your full name, business name and job title with full website URL, such as:

'Graham Smith — The Logo Smith: Logo & Brand Identity Designer — http://thelogosmith.co'

This will be the caption for each logo presented in the post.

Specifications for the logo file

  1. The image size needs to be a minimum of 900px wide, and 600px deep. You can copy my logo above as this is the correct size and is named appropriately. Please look through the previous series of posts for ideas on cropping, background styles etc.
  2. Please supply a JPEG with Maximum compression.
  3. Use following naming convention : '{yourbusinessname}-logo-design.jpg'. So mine would be 'thelogosmith-logo-design.jpg'

Where To Submit Your Logo

Please send me any images and text file to: [email protected] or tap me up on Twitter if you have any questions:

 

Some of the much older logo design collections: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18 if you have missed it.

 



16 Achievement Stickers for Freelance Logo Designers by Jeremy Nguyen


These 16 Achievement Stickers for Freelance Logo Designers, designed by Jeremy Nguyen, are gloriously happy, and bright.

They actually made me smile, which is a rare thing nowadays, and the topics covered in these Achievement Stickers, are so completely relatable: Didn't forget to Save!, Got Paid, I Followed Up!, Talked to Someone in Person Today!

A few I don't have problems with, such as: Sleep, Finished before 1am and Went Outside, but on the whole, all relevant.

These were featured on The New Yorker, and obviously has been spreading quite quickly over the web, so nice job Mr Jeremy Nguyen.

Here are a few of the stickers, the whole collection can be seen over on The New Yorker

 

16 Achievement Stickers for Freelance Logo Designers

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Trippy and Beautiful Animated GIFS designed by Florian de Looij


I just love me some trippy animated GIFS, although really to say these are animated GIF's, designed by, Florian de Looij, is not exactly a compliment.

Florian de Looij is a Graphic Designer, and VJ, from the Netherlands. After VJing at some Dance Festivals and Clubs, he realised he wanted to create some of his own looping animations, for his VJ sets.

After seeing some of the many looped GIFS on Tumblr, he decided to try his own hand at them.

These are some of the ones he has created, and his Tumblr has loads more. As far as animated GIFS go, these are pretty amazing.

Trippy and Beautiful Animated GIFS designed by Florian de Looij

Trippy and Beautiful Animated GIFS designed by Florian de Looij

Trippy and Beautiful Animated GIFS designed by Florian de Looij

Trippy and Beautiful Animated GIFS designed by Florian de Looij



Jake on @PeoplePerHour has Stolen my Entire Logo Design Portfolio. Naughty Jake


This is not the first time, and it won't be the last, that I've seen huge chunks of my logo design portfolio stolen by someone, using it to mislead unsuspecting clients on PeoplePerHour.

Usually though, my logo designs are up alongside other logo designers' work; first time I've seen majority of my own logo portfolio used like this.

 

Peopleperhour Logo Portfolio

 

I understand that websites like PeoplePerHour can't initially stop shitty people like Jake from uploading other designers' work.

However, they can certainly do a heck of alot more to ensure that they warn people like jake of the consequences of stealing other peoples work, before they sign up.

Not sure they have adequate warnings in relation to plagiarism, and downright utter theft.

I always appreciate the eagle eyes of other designers, like Lee Weaver, who make the effort to tell me when they see my work so blatantly stolen like this, so thank you very much Lee.

Obviously, you'd be much better hiring a more reputable logo designer, such as myself.

Let's see how long it takes for Jake to apologise, and remove my work. Thought I'd take the opportunity to leave Jake an Endorsement…

Peopleperhour Logo Portfolio



The Hipster Logo Design Guide Infographic by Tim Delger


The Hipster Logo Design Guide, designed by Tim Delger, is something found in my StumbleUpon Likes, and thought I'd post it again, mostly because I like that pretty teal colour.

In six easy steps, and no concepts necessary, you too can create a fabulous hipster 'artisanal vintage themed logo.

The Hipster Logo Design Guide was first Posted in 2013, by Tim, and was eventually named one of Fast Company's 21 best infographics of 2013.

It's actually available as a nice print, so you can find that over on Society 6, poster description below:

Society 6: "Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1" border for framing."

The Hipster Logo Design Guide Infographic by Tim Delger

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Make it Stranger: The Stranger Things Logo Generator by Nelson Cash


Just a bit of TV logo fun for a Friday afternoon. Found this Stranger Things Logo Generator, by Nelson Cash. the other week, whilst looking at some other Stranger Things related stuff.

Not an awful lot to say about it, other than it's a bit of 'fun' for a few unimportant minutes.

See how much stranger your name looks like after being Strangified: Make it Stranger

 

Stranger Things Logo Generator

 

The Typography of Stranger Things

The other related stuff I was looking at, is actually far more interesting than this logo generator, and maybe I should have lead with that first.

So yeah, if you're into the whole 'design process' behind famous logos and typographic masterpieces, then you'll want to check out this post: The Typography of Stranger Things

 

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Logo Infographic: The 6 Steps To an Effective and Winning Logo For Your Business


Effective business branding starts with a well-designed logo. Crucial elements for a winning logo design are shown in this logo infographic. Without it, a startup wouldn’t be able to compete on the same playing field as their competitors. 

While creating a business logo is not an exact science, the outcome can have a tremendous effect on the success of your business by attracting the right customers.

Therefore, it’s extremely important to work collaboratively with the designer to ensure that the logo embodies the core values of your business and resonates well with your target market.

 


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With the help of eMedia Creative, a multidisciplinary creative agency based in Newtown, Sydney, we’re bringing graphic, and logo designers: "Logo Infographic: The 6 Steps To an Effective and Winning Logo For Your Business"


 

Logo Infographic: The 6 Steps To A Winning Business Logo

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